What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

Turkey Trot Registration is OPEN!

Attention runners, dashers, trotters, and walkers! Registration is NOW OPEN Thanksgiving will be here before we know it and so will the 2017 Newtown Turkey Trot. Thank you for your past support. We have some exciting news for this years race. We are going to have 2 professional sound systems at the start and the finish line this year. We are going to pre-order shirts for all runners/walkers up to maximum number of participants the course can hold. ...

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chbMAKERS' Corner Open House

Join us on Saturday, November 18th from 10am-2pm to celebrate the grand opening of our newly renovated chbMAKERS' Corner. We'll be demonstrating equipment both old and new. We have two new 3D printers, sewing machines, table looms, soldering irons, a cricut machine, lots of circuitry kits, several button makers and much much more. We'll even have snacks!

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Multisensory Play Group

Play group meets monthly on the following Saturday mornings from 10:30-11:30am:       October 14th, November 18th, and December 16th. Children ages 2 1/2 -5, (in all stages of developmental abilities), along with an adult partner are welcome.  Children will engage in a variety of sensory and language rich activities under the guidance of a certified Speech and Language Pathologist and an Occupational Therapist.  The professionals will assist parents and children with strategies to ...

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Connecticut Writers Read

Saturday, November 18th from 2:00 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room. The writers are Heather Webb, Eric Lehman, and Patricia Barkman. The reading series is curated by Newtown author Sophfronia Scott. The writers will read from both published works and works in progress, with time in between each reading for discussion and Q&A with the audience about the craft of writing. Refreshments will be served and books available for purchase.    

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Board Games & Snacks (for Grades 6-12)

  Monday, November 6, 13 & 27 from 3 - 4:30 pm Come learn one of the new games the library owns or bring a game of yours to teach us.

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Business Programs in November

  Wednesday, November 29th, 8:00-9:00am Jim Stiles of JumpSix Digital Marketing breaks down digital marketing: What is SEO and why do you need it?  What is search engine marketing? What social is best for your business?  Join us for coffee and a lively presentation. Thursday, November 30th, 6:00-8:00pm Cathy Lindstrom of SCORE leads "Business in a Box: The Simple Solution to Keep Your Business and Personal Life Separate," an interactive workshop on how to create a mobile office anywhere.  ...

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Teen Writing Group

A peer led teen writing group meets every Wednesday in the Antiques Room on the third floor from 4:30-6:30 pm. All are welcome.

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Read to Tucker

Independent readers of all ages can register for a 15 min time slot to read aloud to Tucker, between 4:30 and 5:30 pm on the following Thursdays: October 12th, October 19th, November 9th, November 16th, November 30th and December 28th  in the children's story hour room. Tucker is a 4 1/2 yr old standard poodle who lives with his poodle sisters and human parents in Newtown. Tucker was rescued after undergoing major throat surgery when ...

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Mini Makers: Arts, Crafts and Messy Play

Drop by the children's story hour room, Fridays:  October 6th-December 8th from 1-3pm for creative fun.  For ages 3-8 with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

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Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson

Join Newtown resident and music educator, Brad Peterson, Friday mornings:  October 27th, November 3rd, November 17th, and December 8th and December 15th at 11:30 am in the library meeting room. Mr. Peterson spent 38 years teaching and developing music programs for the Monroe public schools.  "Music Dynamics" features finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances, stories, and much more. Each activity is designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, ...

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The Cookie that Saved Christmas

Meet author Billy Baldwin, Sunday, December 3rd at 1pm in the children's library.  After a dramatic reading of his book, "The Cookie that Saved Christmas," children can decorate a cookie to take home.  Sponsored by Newtown Youth and Family Services and the C.H. Booth Library.  Copies of the book can be purchased for $17.95 plus tax.

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Alexandra Lehmann Author Talk: With You There is Light (Rescheduled)

Tuesday, December 5th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. As a founding member of the White Rose student resistance in Munich during World War II, Sophie Scholl helped write, produce and distribute thousands of anti-Nazi leaflets all over Southern Germany and Austria. Sophie's boyfriend, Captain Fritz Hartnagel, served on the Western and Eastern fronts. Fritz witnessed SS and army atrocities and wrote Scholl about them. This information propelled Sophie deeper into political activism against ...

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Sew a Special Gift Bag (for Adults)

Tuesday, December 5th at 5:30  in the Meeting Room. Jeannine of Threads magazine will patiently and expertly  teach us how to sew a  gift bag for any occasion. All supplies included for a $10.00 materials fee. Please register, as space is limited.

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More 20th Century Modern Art: From Mondrian to Magritte

Thursday, December 7th at 6:30 in the Meeting Room Artscapades continues the series of the history of modern art, looking at the lives and work of artists Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee (above), Amadeo Modigliani, and René Magritte. There will be wine and cheese. Please register.

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Decorate a graham cracker gingerbread house

Thursday, December 7th, 4:00-5:00pm children ages 3-9 can register to decorate their own gingerbread house with royal icing and festive candies. Parents must remain in the room, but they do not need to register.  Space is limited to 50 children.

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Story Time and craft with author, Sara Videtto

Author, Sara Videtto, will host a story time featuring her book, "Turtle's First Winter," Wednesday, December 13th at 1pm. Following the reading, children will make a craft.  For ages 3-6.  Copies of Sara's book will be available for purchase following the program.

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Winter Needle Felting With Katie

Thursday, December 14th from 4:00 to 5:30 in the Meeting Room. Learn to make a small animal or ornament using a special burred needle and colored wool. Needle felting is sociable, relaxing and fun. There is a $6.oo materials fee. Please register.    

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Hack Newtown

Meets in the Makers' Corner, second floor from 7:00 to 8:00 on Tuesdays, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, and 1/9. If you have or are trying to get a Network +, Security+, CCNA, CEH, CISSP, CHFI etc., let’s get together and expand on our knowledge by cooperating in lectures, hands-on labs and group discussions about all things network/computer security and forensics-related. Meetings will include technical hand-outs, penetration testing labs to try out various security tools and scenarios, updates ...

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Creative Writing - Fiction (for grades 6-8)

Meets on Tuesdays (Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30) from 6-8 pm with Wally Wood, author and teacher. All sessions will allow time for writing and sharing stories as well as one-on-one communication between adults and young people. By signing up for the first class, you will be signed up for the five week series.

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Intro to 3D Printing

Join us for an introductory session on how to use our 3D Afinia printers After attending one of these classes you may sign up for an individual session to make your own 3D object. Meets on the second floor in the chbMAKERS' Corner. For ages 12 to adult Tuesday, November 7th 3-4 pm Tuesday, November 14th 3-4 pm Tuesday, November 21st 3-4 pm                

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Check Out Games at the Library

Looking for some family fun as summer winds down? Keeping house guests entertained? We've got tabletop games for all ages and interests. Some take 5 minutes to learn, others might keep you busy for the weekend.  Check here for a complete list.

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Young Adult Council Meeting

Next meeting is Monday, November 20th, 4-5:15 pm The Young Adult Council (for grades 6-12) meets during the school year to plan YA programs, volunteer, decorate, design displays and help make C.H.Booth Library a welcoming library to teens. Meets in the Meeting Room of the library. And, of course, there will always be snacks!  Please come! It's more fun if YOU'RE there! Meeting Dates for 2017-18 School Year September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18, January 22, February ...

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See all of our featured programs

Holiday Hours

Wednesday, November 22: Library open 9:30 am – 2 pm, Mother Goose Cancelled
Thursday, November 23: Library Closed (Turkey Trot begins at 7:45 am)
Friday, November 24: Library Closed
Saturday, November 25: Library open 9:30 am – 5 pm
Sunday, November 26: Library open 12 pm – 5 pm

The Cyrenius H. Booth Library Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic, innovative and experienced library leader with a strong commitment to engaging the community and developing library services.

Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays.
Sign up at the Reference Desk or schedule an appointment by calling 203-426-8552 or emailing boothref@chboothlibrary.org

Friends Annual Holiday Sale

This year’s Friends of the C. H. Booth Library annual Holiday Sale will be December 2, from 9:30 – 5:00 and Sunday Dec 3, 11:00 – 5:00 in the lower Meeting Room at C. H. Booth Library.  Come for unique, reasonably priced, one-of-a- kind gifts and support your library at the same time.

This year there is a large assortment of new and almost new books along with many unique gift items for all ages and interests.  Items include sealed CDs, DVDs, audio books, puzzles, toys, and a nice selection of jewelry.  Additionally, generous area merchants donate many new items for our sale.  This sale is a fun and affordable way to get a head start on your holiday shopping.

Visit the Little Book StoreLittleBookStoreChildrensActivities
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.

Check out the selection of Children’s Activities books!


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New Stories for Newtown is now available.

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